Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 80 kg

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Men's 80 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date 28 August
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven López  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bahri Tanrıkulu  Turkey
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yousef Karami  Iran
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Taekwondo at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

The men's 80 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 26 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

Moving up to 12 kg heavier than his weight in Sydney four years earlier, U.S. taekwondo jin Steven López defied his odds to crush and heavily kick Turkey's Bahri Tanrıkulu with a score 3–0 for his second Olympic gold.[1][2] Iran's Yousef Karami rallied for a tight 9–8 victory over Azerbaijan's Rashad Ahmadov to grab the bronze medal.[3]

Competition format[edit]

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. The taekwondo fighters eliminated in earlier rounds by the two finalists of the main bracket advanced directly to the repechage tournament. These matches determined the bronze medal winner for the event.[4]


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 28 August 2004 11:00
Preliminary Round


  • PTG — Won by points gap
  • KO — Won by knockout
  • SUP — Won by superiority
  • OT — Won on over time (Golden Point)
  • WO — Walkover

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
  Christophe Negrel (FRA) 13  
  Patrick Stevens (NED) 10       Christophe Negrel (FRA) 17  
  Rashad Ahmadov (AZE) 10       Rashad Ahmadov (AZE) 24  
  Chinedum Osuji (TRI) 3         Rashad Ahmadov (AZE) 6  
  Bahri Tanrıkulu (TUR) 9+         Bahri Tanrıkulu (TUR) 6+  
  Donald Geisler (PHI) 9       Bahri Tanrıkulu (TUR) 6  
  Hichem Hamdouni (TUN) 16       Hichem Hamdouni (TUN) 4  
  Jacob Obiorah (NGR) 11         Bahri Tanrıkulu (TUR) 0
  Craig Brown (GBR) 6         Steven López (USA) 3
  Daniel Trenton (AUS) 12       Daniel Trenton (AUS) 9  
  Kriangkrai Noikoed (THA) 12       Yousef Karami (IRI) 13  
  Yousef Karami (IRI) 16         Yousef Karami (IRI) 6  
  Raid Rasheed (IRQ) 0         Steven López (USA) 7  
  Steven López (USA) 12       Steven López (USA) 4       
  Víctor Estrada (MEX) 8       Víctor Estrada (MEX) 2       
  Ángel Matos (CUB) 7  


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal match
        Rashad Ahmadov (AZE) 9+  
  Víctor Estrada (MEX) WO       Víctor Estrada (MEX) 9  
  Raid Rasheed (IRQ)           Rashad Ahmadov (AZE) 8
      Yousef Karami (IRI) 9
        Yousef Karami (IRI) 12
  Hichem Hamdouni (TUN) RSC       Hichem Hamdouni (TUN) 4  
  Donald Geisler (PHI) 1:41-2  


  1. ^ "Lopez captures taekwondo gold". USA Today. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lopez Wins Taekwondo Gold". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Iran's Karami bags Olympics taekwondo bronze". Payvand. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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